World Press Freedom Day: Journalism Without Fear or Favour

World Press Freedom Day: Journalism Without Fear or Favour

In order to mark the celebration of  World Press Freedom Day amidst the lockdown on May 3, 2020, the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ)  organised a tweet meet to discuss the ‘Economic impact of COVID-19 on the media industry’ with the CEO, Women FM 91.7 MHz, Toun Okewale Sonaiya and Executive Director of the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, Dayo Aiyetan, as the panellists. Read More

International Forest Day: Group moves to establish Green club in schools in fighting Climate Change

International Forest Day: Group moves to establish Green club in schools in fighting Climate Change

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), through its Agricultural Journalism Project and Natural Resource Program in partnership with Association of flowers Nurseries And Landscaping Practitioners Abuja (AFNALPA), will be embarking on a two-day outreach scheduled to hold from the 20th to 21st of March  2020 to commemorate the International Day of Forests. Read More

AFRICMIL, PT Books, YIAGA Africa, OakTV, Sahara Reporters and TechHerNG launch Sixty Years, Sixty Voices book project

AFRICMIL, PT Books, YIAGA Africa, OakTV, Sahara Reporters and TechHerNG launch Sixty Years, Sixty Voices book project

The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) and its partners — PT Books, YIAGA Africa, OakTV, Sahara Reporters and TechHerNG — on Wednesday 18th March announced a book project to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s political independence. The project involves the production of a book of 60 essays on Nigeria with the title, 60 Years, 60 Voices – Essays on Nigeria at Sixty. Read More

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

Coronavirus is a disease that causes damage to the respiratory tract when it is attached to the cells in the lining of the lungs causing damage to it. When the virus enters the body, the patient begins to experience mild symptoms of dry cough, shortness of breath, fever, headache, muscle pain and tiredness compared to ordinary flu. Read More

CWPPF calls on Buhari to take stern punitive action against the DSS

CWPPF calls on Buhari to take stern punitive action against the DSS

The Coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF), a national alliance of media and civil society organisations, today condemned the reckless display of brutality and lawlessness by operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) who re-arrested human rights and pro-democracy activist, and founder of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore at the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday, December 6, 2019,  less than 24 hours after he was released from 124-day detention. Read More

Fellowship launched to study media standards and freedom

Fellowship launched to study media standards and freedom

As concern has grown about the rise of misinformation, governments and regulators in many countries around the world have started clamping down on freedom of expression – online and in the media – introducing new “anti-fake news laws” and regulations. And in Africa, a survey earlier this year found public support for media freedom is in sharp decline across the continent, with the media seen by many as often promoting false information and violating the public trust. Read More

Statement by CWPPF on the occasion of the 2019 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

Statement by CWPPF on the occasion of the 2019 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

The Coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) notes the alarming trend of media censorship by state authorities in Nigeria. We observe that public officers and influential individuals are increasingly intolerant of critical reporting and fair comments by journalists. They, therefore, resort to the use of instruments of state criminal justice system to suppress freedom of expression and free press. From January 2019 till date, we have recorded 71 attacks on the media, including arrests, intimidation, detention and killings. We, as a coalition, totally condemn this abuse of power by state actors and security agencies. Read More